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Kas R. DeCarvalho is a Partner with Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC and a member of the firm's Corporate & Business Team. He has more than 16 years of experience as a corporate attorney and business leader. His practice focuses on corporate and transactional law, financing and mergers and acquisitions, commercial real estate, intellectual property, international business ethics and compliance, arts and entertainment law and education law. His clients include private businesses, individuals and nonprofit organizations. Attorney DeCarvalho is also the founder of Original Innovative Concepts LLC, a product development and licensing venture, and he is a co-founder of Rhode Island Martial Arts, Inc.

Mr. DeCarvalho is an active community volunteer and presently serves on the boards of multiple nonprofit and business development organizations, including the Providence Economic Development Partnership, the Greater Providence YMCA, The Metropolitan Career and Technical Center (The MET School), the Providence Athenaeum and Progresso Latino. He is also a member of the Rhode Island Commission on Judicial Tenure and Discipline, the Rhode Island Commodores and is a 2004 graduate of Leadership Rhode Island. He has been named in the New England Super Lawyers publication.


Languages spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 20%
  2. Business: 20%
  3. Contracts: 15%
  4. LLC: 10%
  5. Other: 35%
  6. More 



Hourly ($175-450/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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    I've known Kas for almost 20 years and have worked with him on a variety of matters. He's also become a good friend and I've had many opportunities to observe him as a civic leader and family man in addition work as an attorney. Kas is a creative, imaginative, "can do" lawyer and I am happy to recommend him without any reservation.


    Nicholas Long
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West

317 Iron Horse Way Ste 301
Providence, RI, 02908-5600


RIAuthorized to practice law200001/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Community Service AwardOasis International2015
Forty Under FortyRI Business Journal2008
Forty Under FortyRI Business Journal2006
Rising StarNew England Super LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPannone Lopes Devereaux & West, LLC2013 - Present
Founding PartnerFontaine DeCarvalho & Bell LLC2010 - 2013
AttorneyHinckley Allen & Snyder LLP1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
RI Judicial Tenure and Fitness CommitteeCommittee Member2014 - Present
Greater Providence YMCABoard Member2013 - Present
Progresso LatinoBoard Member2013 - Present
Providence AthenaeumBoard Member2013 - Present
United Way of Rhode IslandBoard Member2012 - 2014
Rhode Island CommodoresMember2004 - Present
Leadership Rhode IslandOmega Class, Board Member2004 - 2007
Quonset Development CorporationBoard Member2004 - 2014
Metropolitan Career and Technical CenterBoard Member2004 - Present
Thurgood Marshall Law SocietyMember, Chair2004 - Present
Providence Economic Development PartnershipBoard Member, Treasurer2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
RI Small Business JouranlBest Business Insurance is No Risk Culture2015
RI Small Business JournalSustainability Planning as Value Driver2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Phillips Exeter AcademyN/AN/A1989
RJ Reynolds HighN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
99th Anniversary CelebrationNAACP - Keynote Speaker2012